UNCG Housing and Residence Life earns two awards at the annual SEAHO Conference

Biloxi, Miss. (seaho.org) – Representatives of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro earned two regional awards at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers 2018 Conference held this week in Biloxi, Mississippi. The awards were given to members of UNCG’s Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Demarcus Merrit received the “Peace” Award. The PEACE Award (Providing Educational Advocacy for Cultural Excellence) is presented to a member to honor and recognize outstanding contributions and service to the SEAHO region through advancement of diversity and multiculturalism. Such advancement can be attributed to advocacy, leadership, mentorship, educational initiatives, and programming. The recipient must have been a member of a SEAHO institution for at least one full academic year and will have demonstrated exceptional service in the areas of diversity and multiculturalism on their home campus and/or to SEAHO. (Pictured: Ashley Gaddy, Chair of SEAHO’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and Demarcus Merritt, Assistant Director for Residence Life, Award recipient and Co-Coordinator of Scholarship and Research for SEAHO’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

UNCG’s Faculty in Residence program received the “Academic Collaboration Award”.  This award is presented to a housing department that currently has programs in place where academic affairs are intentionally involved in on-campus residential communities. The Academic Collaboration Award will recognize a program and/or community that involves collaboration between Housing and Academic Affairs. Nomination must include:

  • an outline of academic initiatives and/or ongoing programming
  • a description of the stated learning outcomes
  • assessment results of the academic initiative (i.e., statistics on academic improvement of residents and retention rates within the residential community and/or the institution)